Heart-breaking toll of Israel terror wave

The human cost of the deadly attacks


The Tel Aviv shooting was the latest in a recent series of deadly terror attacks in Israel which have already claimed 11 lives. On 22 March, an attack in Be’er Sheva left four people dead. Five days later, two 19-year-old border guards were fatally shot in Hadera. Two days after that, five people were murdered in Bnei Brak:


Rabbi Moshe Kravitzky

The Chabad emissary, 50, had run a local soup kitchen in the southern city for the past 10 years. He was on his bicycle when he was rammed.

Laura Yitzhak

The 43-year-old mother of three was stabbed over nine times as she tried to defend herself. She had been on her way to meet her husband, Tal, after work. She is survived by three daughters aged six, 12 and 14. 

Doris Yachbas

The 49-year-old worked at an insurance company and leaves behind her three children: 17-year-old Shaked, 14-year-old Liron and 12-year-old Ofir.

Menachem Yechezkel

The 67-year old was killed when he was stabbed dozens of times, before a bus driver shot the knifeman.


Shirel Aboukat

The 19-year old had been an Israel Border Police officer for six months, after her family made aliyah from France.

Yazan Falah

A resident of the Druze village of Kisra-Sumei, the 19-year-old joined the Border Police despite being exempt from national service. She is survived by his parents and a brother and sister.


Victor Sorokopot and Dimitri Mitrik

The two Ukrainian workers were shot dead on the street outside a corner shop. Victor, 32 and Dimitri, 24 were not Jewish but had lived in Israel for several years.

Ya’akov Shalom

The 36-year-old father-of-four was shot through the window of his car while driving home to his family. Bnei Brak resident Shlomi said: “The rabbi used to teach kids. He would take care of every child as if they were his own.”

Rabbi Avishai Yehezkel

The 29-year-old was hit by bullets as he used his body to shield his son’s baby buggy. At his funeral, his brother cried: “You showed true Jewish bravery and died a martyr’s death.”

Amir Khoury

The Christian-Arab policeman was hailed as a hero after killing terrorist Diaa Hamarsheh. Weeping by the coffin of Mr Khoury, 32 at his funeral, his fiance, Shani Yashar, said: “It can’t be that he’s inside. It can’t be.”

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